split / broken throttle assembly, seen this? safe?
I was taking photos of my front end after raising the forks 11mm, and noticed that my throttle assembly seems to have split apart (see photo). I took it off, opened it up, examined things, and there weren't any issues or obstructions... just seems like the plastic warped. It feels pretty secure when giving some gas, i didn't notice it until just now so I'm not sure how long it's been this way.
Has anyone seen this happen before? Thoughts on whether I should get it replaced? Are there any upgrades I should consider if I get a new one?
My guess is your aftermarket grips were incorrectly installed.
If it came with different sized cams, you used one too large.
hey mike, thanks for your response. that's the stock cam, didn't change anything there. If i unscrew things, I can close that end but the oposite corner will split open a bit.. does that make sense? it really seems like the plastic warped.
If you are re-installing the throttle housing on the stock bars you have align a locating pin into a hole in the handlebar (see attachment). Those look like aftermarket bars, did you drill a hole for the locating pin or grind the pin off? Could be why it won't come together completely.
Hey, yup. i filed off the pin when I put on the bars. the assembly goes around the bar fine, and when i put those bars on three years ago I didn't notice anything wrong. i guess this isn't a common thing, huh?